US soldiers stand next to two US Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft at the Air Base of the Lithuanian Armed Forces in Siauliai, Lithuania, behind flags of Lithuania, US and the NATO, on April 27, 2016. / AFP / Petras Malukas
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Two of the U.S. Air Force's most advanced jets landed in Lithuania for the first time Wednesday in a show of force and support for a region worried by Russian military maneuvers.The two U.S. Air Force F-22 fighters landed in Romania earlier this week and F-22s last year visited Poland and Estonia, all counties concerned about Russian military ambitions.In April, Russia's envoy to NATO accused the United States of trying to put pressure on Moscow by sailing a warship near the Kaliningrad enclave, sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania.
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